SCR Round 2 – “Dash for Cash”

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Southcoast Raceway continued with round 2 of the 2010/2011 season despite a grim weather forecast that kept entrants down.

Friday night racing saw 32 entrants taking part in legal off-street racing. All entrants got value for their money with all getting as much racing as they could handle before the night was over. A burnout competition concluded the night with 1st place taken out by Ben Phillips, 2nd Daniel Page and 3rd Trevor Newton.

On Saturday the ‘Dash for Cash’ event attracted racers from as far away as Tasmania. All entrants were trying to get their hands on the big cash prizes up for offer in each class. Feedback from these racers was positive with the raceway anticipating many to return for future events at the track.

Marcus Chambers was back testing his Premix King Monaro Top Doorslammer, showcasing what is in store for the club early next year. Marcus came out on his first pass of the day  and was able to re-set the three year old track record with a 4.498secs pass. There is promise of more to come, as Chambers shut the car down before the finish timers. Unfortunately he locked a front brake and blew the tyre marking the end of his day. The record breaking did not end there though, as Mike Evans from Tasmania with his Supercharged Chevrolet Camaro becoming the fastest entrant to cross the line, setting the record at 154mph.

In other results, the bike bracket saw Malcolm Luff from Naracoorte taking the cash while Jamie Dohnt from Mt. Gambier was runner up. Top qualifier was Tony Frost running a fast 6.128secs.

The large Super Street field saw the final go to local Scott Cleary. With Cleary defending his title from last year’s event and being too good for Thomas Krieger from Naracoorte. Krieger did manage some respect however, top qualifying with a  6.927secs time slip.

Continuing his dream return to racing this season was Tim Stone from Hamilton. Racing his HB Torana in Super Sedan,he managed to back up his win from last month. Runner-up for Super Sedan was local Chris Farrell in his Gemini. Top qualifier for the class was Stuart McBain with a 5.351sec.

The Blown Outlaws class saw Mike Evans continue his good form, taking home the cash with local club member Mick Cleary the runner-up in the class.

The club got through the weekend without any major incidents which is hoped will continue into 2011. The next meeting will be held 7th and 8th of January which is the ‘Supercharged New Year’ event. Having a large field of supercharged outlaw’s racing it it will be the perfect way to welcome in the new year.

Credit to Terry Stone – Teroc Photos for the photos

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